Julianne Dowling Backed by MYOB founder Craig Winkler, New Zealand accounting software provider Xero is launching in Australia against his old company.
Christopher Niesche Small-business owners who want to get the best price when they sell out should start preparing for the sale years in advance, experts say.
Christopher Niesche Most small businesses insure their property and stock against damage like fire and theft, but few take out business interruption insurance against the loss of cash flow caused by a prolonged shutdown.
Christopher Niesche Succession is a vital, often overlooked, part of self-employment.
Chris Zappone Confidence among smaller businesses has tumbled to levels not seen since the global financial crisis, with worries about fuel costs, cash flow and interest rates weighing on sentiment.
Christopher Niesche A loss of trade after an unexpected calamity can be devastating.
Christopher Niesche Using a broker is a good policy if your insurance needs are complex.
James Adonis Modern-day capitalism is in trouble, but is there an alternative?
Business Maxims Max Newnham answers your tax questions.
Mark Bouris The truth is that you can't influence a rate cut, but you can look for a better deal.
Tony Kaye Insolvencies across Australia's small business sector are soaring, with the number of companies placed into administration at the highest since 1999.
Tony Featherstone Consider this: a young entrepreneur starts an online furniture retailer with $10,000. Another starts an online pharmacy with $20,000, and a construction franchise gets going with $25,000.
Chris Zappone RBA slashes rates by the most since the GFC in a bid to reignite growth in the sagging economy.
Max Newnham Many small businesses operate from the owner’s home. This could mean the factory is a shed in the backyard and the office a corner of the kitchen or dining room table.
Christopher Niesche Small businesses cannot afford to ignore the challenges and opportunities that come with Australia's ageing population.
Christopher Niesche OWNERS of home-based businesses should not assume that their home and contents insurance will provide adequate coverage for their business and their business activities, insurers are warning.
Christopher Niesche The increased cost of construction brought on by the carbon tax and the soft economic conditions mean many more small businesses are taking the risk of being underinsured, an insurance consultant...
Max Mason Wayne Swan’s surprise decision to drop Labor’s previously promised one per cent cut in the company tax rate will still have benefits for small business, economists say.
Paul Drum How to handle GST in a small business with Paul Drum, of CPA Australia.
Max Newnham This year's federal budget has again shown that the small business sector is largely ignored by politicians and bureaucrats in Canberra.